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H. Online Tools for Virtual Drum Circles & Music Therapy Sessions
(Event: 2021 AMTA Conference)

Oct 15, 2021 1:00 pm - Oct 15, 2021 4:00 pm
Session Type: Additional Course
Track: .


Learn recommended tools to enhance audio, video, set design and screen sharing ONLINE.  Practice four keys to maintaining your online healing presence.  Experience break-out groups for sharing with colleagues and to use with clients. Learn four drum circle games; gallery jam, chat bar integration, found sounds jam to backing track, and guided imagery drumming.  Bonus Gift: Receive a 7-minute audio play-along track to use during your online programs.

Presenter(s): Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC

3 CMTE-credit course

This course is eligible for two and a half (2.5) LCAT CE Contact Hours for continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs) in New York State. AMTA is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0055.

Learning Objectives

Participants will identify and practice specific activities using music therapy and drum circle sessions online.   III. A.  5 - f - 4
Participants will identify and demonstrate the ability to use the four keys of working online.   V - A - 7
Participants will create a session plan for leading one music therapy or wellness experience online.    II. D-10
Participants will practice using the zoom chat bar and break out rooms for therapeutic application.  III - 5 x 


  • 1.15 - 2.15 - welcome and demonstration of online drum circle experience; includes 7 activities; welcome play along track with gallery jam, unmuted rumble, call and response, inspirational beats, guided imagery drumming, healing rhythm of breathing, one word share.  
  • 2.15 - 2.25 - 10 minute break out room share and reflection - each participant will be asked to choose one activity they can adapt and use in an upcoming tele-medicine or online session.  
  • 2.25 - 2.40 - 15 minute break 
  • 2.40 - Power Point slides on the FOUR KEYS to working online; includes set design/lighting, audio sound and settings, camera, eye-point.  
  • 3pm - 15 minute break 
  • 3.15 - 4pm - Using a basic session planning document, design and practice in small groups using break out room, facilitating engagement using chat bar, and adapting one music therapy experience for a clinical or wellness population.  
  • 4pm - 4.15 - evaluation for CBMT /  Q and A 



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